Things to see & do

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What's on?

Whether you're visiting on your own or with your family, we have a full range of events and activities for all ages. Take a look at our events page to find out everything that's happening.

Costume group

Our costume group make authentic outfits from various periods of the Abbey's history. Visitors are welcome to try the costumes available in the house, and look out for dedicated costume events too.

Planning your day

  • Only stopping for an hour? Visit the Abbey and the Elizabethan Garden, leaving a bit of time for that all important cup of tea...
  • If you're staying longer, you'll have chance to explore more of the stunning gardens, as well as time to visit our shops, restaurant and gallery for that unique momento
  • A day at Buckland is a day well spent, especially if you head out on one of the walks on our extensive estate. You might be lucky enough to see a kingfisher or hobby on your way

Fun for families

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

We have lots of exciting events throughout the year for children and families to enjoy, as well as trails for intrepid explorers both in and outside. Don't forget your 50 things checklist, because there are lots of opportunities to tick some more off - perhaps you'll roll down a big hill, make a grass trumpet or explore inside a tree?

Don't miss

  • View of the Abbey from the kitchen garden, Buckland Abbey, Devon © Sally Whitfield

    Find 'your' spot

    Where will your favourite place be? Discover breathtaking views and peaceful rest stops.

  • Listen to great classical music from local musicians © National Trust

    Play us a tune

    Got a musical talent? Why not try out our harmonium in the Chapel?

  • Take a selfie

    Add your picture to our Rembrandt selfie and become part of a new work of art

  • Kingfisher © NTPL/National Trust

    Watch the wildlife

    Be it ducks on the pond, or an illusive deer, Buckland is home to a myriad of creatures